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Losing top stars to France can Ireland — Ruddock

15 2013; Ireland U20 head Mike Ruddock after a conference ahead of their U20 Six Nations Rugby Championship against Scotland on Friday the of January. Ireland U20 Squad Conference, Sandymount Hotel, Road, Dublin. Picture David Maher / SPORTSFILE

Boyle – Published 16 January 02:30 AM

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Speaking at the announcement of his U-20 squad for the upcoming Six campaign, Ruddock insisted rugby has the depth of talent to should they lose front-line players to the French

Obviously you never want to your best players and you want to keep what has a very successful model if you can, said Ruddock, who Wales to a clean sweep in

Certainly, looking back on my in Wales both as a coach and a every time a player to rugby league they seemed to bring another guy

When Jonathan Davies off to rugby league, Neil came out to play.

It’s a for Irish rugby as well as rugby to have guys go off to but there’s such a good belt of talent coming — because the academies are well established — it opens up for another player to through.

Take JJ Hanrahan, who was named in the top players at the (Junior) World Cup in Town. That’s a fantastic and just shows the quality of coming through.

It took him a bit of time to break through, but now starting to put in some really performances.

It’s not a bad thing they have to fight for place either. You have to that up with the fact sometimes there’s an argument for players.

At the same time there’s an that some guys to really earn it, and when do they’re probably not going to that jersey to be taken off

Since Ruddock’s appointment in 2010, Ireland’s youngsters enjoyed some significant at this grade.

Last they recorded wins France and England on home before the latter went on to win the World Cup last June. has also overseen a first win South Africa at this as well as a best finish of at the 2012 Junior World

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And he’s quietly confident the crop can add to that progress in campaign, which kicks off the visit of Scotland to Athlone’s Park on Friday, January 31.

The potential is there. They very good and very But how will they gel and how will come together? How will handle the big stage with the game live on TV? he asked.

guys will rise to challenge and kick on and be better than they look at the and other guys might that a bit daunting.

So I don’t but my gut instinct is that it’s a squad and there are a lot of talented there. I’m looking to working with them. I we can mould them into a good team.

We had some good wins in the Six last year. We beat and England at home, and England on to win the World Cup. It shows we can be competitive at this level.

two players, Peter Dooley and Timmins, are included from year’s Six Nations squad, a further four were in in the Junior World Cup in France, highly-rated captain and openside Dan Leavy.

Ireland U-20 Nations squad) —M H Brewer, R Burke, D Busby, R A Byrne, J Cullen, W Dardis, S P Dooley, I Fitzpatrick, S Gardiner, D O Heffernan, C Kelleher, D Leavy N McCarthy, C McKeon, R Moloney, R S O’Brien, J O’Donoghue, G Ringrose, P F Taggart, P Timmins, J Walshe, A

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